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The Majestic (2001)
« on: December 31, 2012, 08:22:59 am »

Now I can finally put to rest something that has been nagging at me ever since the first season of The Walking Dead. Since that time, I have been trying to remember just exactly where I knew Laurie Holden from. Sure, I could have just gone to Wiki and looked up her filmorgraphy. But where's the fun in that? Normally when I run into a situation like this, I can figure it out before the day is over. In this case, not so much. So, when she popped up on screen, it was a big D'OH!!!

Okay, onto the review of The Majestic. I'm a big fan of Frank Darabont, so seeing this in the theater when it came out was a no-brainer and subsequently owning it on DVD made sense as well. In a nutshell, The Majestic is basically about mistaken identity in which Peter Appleton (Jim Carrey) a movie screenwriter from Hollywood, ends up with amnesia and winds up in a small town who remembers him to be a long lost son, Luke Trimbal. At the root of the story is that all this is taking place during the Hollywood Blacklisting for those with associating to and with the Communist Party.

I've always enjoyed this movie, in spite of it being thick with sentimentality at times. In a way, it's basically a love letter from Darabont to the American Ideal, Hollywood movies and the style for which The Majestic was shot and filmed in. It's very much like a Frank Capra film and this does fit in nicely with Darabont's other films: The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. The other reason why I like this movie is that it plays out a fantasy of mine. No, it doesn't involve me impersonating a soldier from the war. It has to do with bringing back a long lost Movie House from extinction. I may not go to the theater's around here anymore, but I've always said that if I were to strike it rich, I'd rebuild both a Drive-In and a Movie House back into my neighborhood as it was back in the 1970's.

As for The Majestic, it's definitely worth a Rent.
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Re: The Majestic (2001)
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 08:23:29 am »
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